Floating Duck

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  1. Floating Duck

    Non-furler headsail handling options

    Whoa. You mean a jib "dutchman". That is old school and would work perfectly for the OP.
  2. Floating Duck

    2019 Middle Sea Race

    Built to IRC... Lovely game of gaming the handicap.
  3. Floating Duck

    Fuler SWL strength for 300sq/ft sail?

    I am settling down on a bottom up Furler for a Screecher of around 300sqft on a small trimaran. With this size sail, will a 900kg SWL or 1500kg furler be more appropriate? Looking at either Facnor or Karver continuous line furlers.
  4. Floating Duck

    Non-furler headsail handling options

    "Flying Jib Tops" are on a bottom up furler, so you can partially furl/unfurl for tacking if shorthanded. I am with you though, top-down sucks. Because of the small mid-girth of a jib, a bottom up furler is totally fine.
  5. Floating Duck

    2019 Middle Sea Race

    Wtf I thought there was no wind and now... ALL OF THE F@#!?*G WIND?
  6. Floating Duck

    Grainger R42 - 12.8mts Performance Cruiser Trimaran

    Holy crap well I don't really care if that Grainger can even sail well or fast but DAMN it looks FANTASTIC just sitting still! If I had $26 in my bank account I would definitely buy one of these bad boys, just based on looks alone
  7. Floating Duck

    Faster ama shapes

    Yes, farrier style amas. I.e. A lot of rocker on the rear so the boat squats (bow up) when at speed. Of course this reducdes maximum speed and overall efficiency - but no close attention or acrobatics required! It's all a compromise.
  8. Floating Duck

    ADRENALINE, GOUGEON BUILT F - 40 TRI FOR SALE

    Yeah... That just looks wacky. Look's like an engineer had too much fun!
  9. Floating Duck

    Non-furler headsail handling options

    If it's not half your LOA, it's not big enough
  10. Floating Duck

    ADRENALINE, GOUGEON BUILT F - 40 TRI FOR SALE

    Can someone explain the pivoting amas to me? As in, why so great yet none of the Mod's had them... Maybe just an inshore thing?
  11. Floating Duck

    Non-furler headsail handling options

    Correct. There needs to be separation between the sails like with any other sailplan. Step one, get a sprit Probably the same cost or a little less to get a sprit aANDnd a small flying jib, than a fancy new giant #1
  12. Floating Duck

    Non-furler headsail handling options

    My absolute favorite light-wind way of dealing with an old school huge #1 is to have instead a "flying jib" - basically 2x #3's. It requires the same number of sails, but it's a cheaper option plus it's much easier to switch gears as you only have to furl/lower one sail - as opposed to having to REPLACE a sail (#1 with #3). Plus it is my understanding that this is much more efficient as the "flying jib" (sprit sail) has its working area much higher than a regular #1, where the wind tends to be on light days, and the fabric can be very lightweight as there is less stress on the sail as it's a smaller sail than a #1. THE FLYING JIB
  13. Floating Duck

    Weta anarchy

    I have never understood clew boards, it is impossible to adjust twist while actually under sail; One solution of course;
  14. Floating Duck

    Faster ama shapes

    No please do! P.S. I'm a submersible ama fan, augmented with dynamic lift from foils when required. This seems to be the lowest weight, lowest drag option for a variety of conditions...
  15. Floating Duck

    Faster ama shapes

    How many of these have been sold so far? I would love to pickup a used one some time.